Rahul Gandhi Takes On Govt Over Coronavirus; Rakes Up Economy, Says "it Is In Stupor"

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Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday has targeted the government over coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, he has said that government is in stupor

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday has targeted the government over coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, he has said that coronavirus is a huge problem but the government is in a stupor. He added that ignoring the problem is a non-solution and that the Indian economy will be destroyed if strong action is not taken.

Earlier on February 12, Rahul Gandhi had targeted the government and said that the coronavirus is an "extremely serious threat" to our people and economy and the government is not taking this threat seriously.  On Wednesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. The number of cases in India has risen up to 75 on Friday. 

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Coronavirus and precautions to be taken 

The coronavirus (CoV) is a novel strain in the large family of viruses that causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to acute respiratory syndromes. Common symptoms of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) strain include respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, as per WHO. While there is no vaccine to protect against this family of viruses, WHO has released a list of precaution that must be followed amid the worldwide outbreak of the virus. 

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Practice respiratory hygiene
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care as soon as possible
  • Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider, stay away from fake news 

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Rahul Gandhi over Jyotiraditya Scindia joining BJP

A day after Jyotiraditya Scindia left the Congress, former party president, Rahul Gandhi, in his first response on the Madhya Pradesh crisis, has asked the Prime Minister's office to focus on the crashing oil prices. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, he has urged the Central government to slash the petrol price in the country under Rs 60, and has accused the PMO of "destabilising an elected Congress government."

Later on Thursday, he said that Scindia was the only one who can walk into his house anytime. "He is the only chap in Congress who could walk into my house anytime... He was with me in college."

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